OK, here's the deal. When I was a kid I would come home from school, do my chores (usually) and after 5:00 PM was permitted to turn on the TV. At the time there were the usual cartoons around from Warner Bros. and Hanna Barbera. One of my faves was always the Jetsons. Now you may be asking yourself why is he banging on about this? Good question! The thing is that at that … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Flying Cars and Sensor Breakthroughs
DIY Video Editor Blog
This is where you will find my weekly roundup (Get it? A cowboy on a horse? Roundup?) covering all the latest news, tips, tutorials and releases in the world of shooting, editing and producing video.
An increasing number of people are now using DSLR cameras to capture video footage these days and the higher quality on offer is probably the driving force behind that increase. If you couple that with the convenience of having a still camera with you at the same time and their ability to change lenses you can see why they are becoming so prevalent. One aspect of DSLRs for … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – DSLR Video Tips, Social Media & Special FX
The past five or so years have seen remarkable changes in not just the video editing landscape for the average user but also in the ways in which we can shoot footage in the first place. "Back in the day" the only real choice for getting decent quality video was by using a dedicated camcorder. Other choices such as still cameras did offer video but it was all quite awful and … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – 4K Video, Editing Tips and Audio Scrubbing
Shoot for the Edit In the How to Shoot Better Video section of this site I have posted what I hope is a reasonably good introduction to the subject of shooting more effectively. It is by no means a complete or comprehensive discussion of the subject but for the novice I think it at least gets you going in the right direction. One of the main points I cover within that series … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Shooting for the Edit and a Little More on Color
Color Correction One of the key developments in video editing software at the consumer level over the past couple of years has been the addition of more sophisticated color correction tools. In fact as it stands right now the average editing package not only comes with good color correction tools but also some pretty good color grading tools. The difference between the two … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Color Correction, Composition and Plates